2009-10 NHL trade deadline quickly approaching, TFP has
outlined some of the top names rumored to be available for
trade through various newspapers, radio and television
reports, cyberspace and our own league-wide sources.
As part of TFP's Trade Deadline Coverage, this page will be
updated regularly and TFP's Panel of Experts will outline
the values of each athlete. As the days inch closer to the
deadline, some players may climb or fall off the list, while
others may be added.
Speculated Teams Showing Interest
LW (ATL) Cap
Hit: $6.389 million | Age: 26
Thrashers GM Don Waddell
has already told his captain he'll be traded. Now,
it's a matter of finding the right deal for Ilya
There are plenty of
teams lining up to get him, but the asking price has
scared off a number of clubs.
D (COL) Cap
Hit: $4.2 million | Age: 29
Another player the
Avalanche has been trying to move for a good portion
of the season is veteran defenseman John-Michael
Liles' name has been
floating around the rumor mill for some time, and the
addition of Kyle Quincey has made him very much
Sergei Kostitsyn, RW/LW (MTL) Cap Hit: $867,667 | Age: 22
The Canadiens have been
patient with Sergei, but they also know they have a
valuable asset in whom they can trade.
The younger Kostitsyn
brother has yet to reach his potential and at 22-years
of age, he could be packaged for a nice return.
AN EYE ON...
Speculated Teams Showing Interest
Vincent Lecavalier, C (TB) Cap
Hit: $7.727 million | Age: 29
Lightning GM Brian
Lawton says he isn't trading Vinny Lecavalier, but
that hasn't stopped reports him suggesting otherwise.
Often where there's smoke, there's fire... just ask
Calgary GM Darryl Sutter.
For now, he's not set to
be dealt, but we'll keep a close eye on him.
Scott Niedermayer, D (ANA) Cap
Hit: $6.75 million | Age: 36
Even though he doesn't
have a no-trade clause, the Ducks are giving
Niedermayer the ability to dictate his future.
Teams are calling, but
GM Bob Murray hasn't given it much thought. If the
Ducks fall, he'll ask Niedermayer whether or not he
wants to be moved.
Jaroslav Halak, G (MTL) Cap
Hit: $775,000 | Age: 24
With the way Halak has
been playing this season, the Canadiens need him if
they want to make the playoffs.
That being said, if GM
Bob Gainey gets an offer he simply cannot refuse, a
deal will be consummated.
Rod Brind'Amour, C (CAR) Cap
Hit: $3.6 million | Age: 39
His salary might be an
issue, but if the Carolina Hurricanes can find the
right suitor, there's a chance Brind'Amour will be
dealt by the deadline.
There have been some
linking Brind'Amour to a return to Philly, though a
few other unconfirmed teams have inquired.
D (STL) Cap
Hit: $3.625 million | Age: 28
Jackman has a no-trade
clause and the Blues love what he brings to the table.
But if Kariya's (and/or
others are) dealt, the Blues might think about dealing
Jackman if the right offer comes along.
Martin Biron, G (NYI) Cap
Hit: $1.4 million | Age: 32
It'll come down to Biron
or Dwayne Roloson, but the Islanders would prefer to
part with Biron.
Roloson could command
a higher return, but the Isles are still in the
playoff hunt and want to move Biron to free up some
cap space to acquire a top-six forward.
Kari Lehtonen, G (ATL) Cap
Hit: $3 million | Age: 26
The Thrashers seem
pretty set on moving Lehtonen at some point.
If a trade isn't made
before Mar. 3, Atlanta GM Don Waddell will look to
pull the trigger in the summer around the NHL Entry